[7:00 PM] Maple Leafs @ Penguins

Who will WIN this matchup?

Toronto Maple Leafs (5-5-3)

@ Pittsburgh Penguins (9-3-2)


Starting Goalies:

Frederik Andersen (TOR): Unconfirmed

Matt Murray(PIT): Confirmed


Current odds:

Toronto Maple Leafs: (+206)

Pittsburgh Penguins: (-234)


The Toronto Maple Leafs bounced back from an embarrassing loss and look to carry that momentum into Saturday’s contest against the host Pittsburgh Penguins. Toronto was trounced 7-0 by Los Angeles on Tuesday and entered the third period of Friday’s game against Philadelphia trailing 3-2 before erupting for four goals en route to its fourth victory in five contests.

Pittsburgh will be concluding a three-game homestand of its own as it attempts to rebound from a 4-2 setback against Minnesota on Thursday. Sidney Crosby has been an offensive force since recovering from a concussion, scoring a team-leading nine goals while recording four multi-point performances and notching at least one point in seven of his eight games. The Penguins had gone 6-0-1 both overall and at home before falling to the Wild.

Nazem Kadri (11 points) registered a goal and an assist against the Flyers while Tyler Bozak (10) set up a tally, giving Toronto a total of seven players with double-digit point totals. Kadri has scored four of his team-leading seven goals in his last five games.

Phil Kessel notched a pair of assists Thursday, increasing his season total to a team-leading 10 and giving him at least one point in seven straight home games. Evgeni Malkin tops the club with 14 points and has recorded at least one in seven of his last eight games.

Toronto went 2-for-5 with the man advantage on Friday and ranks fifth in the league with a 25 percent success rate (10-for-40) on the power play.


StreakSmarts Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick